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2012, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche B and Proposed Cable Route, Adult and Juvenile Fish Characterisation Surveys, Survey Reports

  • Published Date: 02/01/1900

The following reports detail the findings of the 2012 adult and juvenile fish characterisation surveys, undertaken within and adjacent to Tranche B of the planned Dogger Bank offshore wind farm and along the proposed export cable.
3 Surveys were undertaken April/May 2012, July 2012 and October 2012.

The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear detailed were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey.

The aim of the survey was to establish the abundance and composition of adult and juvenile fishspecies within the area of the Dogger Bank. It should be noted that P. platessa, Ammodytidae sp., G. morhua, M. merlangus and C. harengus have been defined as species of importance in the area.

There are 3 individual reports (1 for each survey period),

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2012, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche B and Proposed Cable Route, Adult and Juvenile Fish Characterisation Surveys, GIS Data

  • Published Date: 06/02/2013

The following report details the findings of the 2012 adult and juvenile fish characterisation surveys, undertaken within and adjacent to Tranche B of the planned Dogger Bank offshore wind farm and along the proposed export cable.
3 Surveys were undertaken April/May 2012, July 2012 and October 2012.

The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear detailed were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey.

The aim of the survey was to establish the abundance and composition of adult and juvenile fishspecies within the area of the Dogger Bank. It should be noted that P. platessa, Ammodytidae sp., G. morhua, M. merlangus and C. harengus have been defined as species of importance in the area.
This package contains the GIS shapefiles.

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2011, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche A and Proposed Cable Route, Pelagic Fish Characterisation Survey, Report

  • Published Date: 12/09/2012

The following report details the findings of the September 2011 pelagic fish characterisation survey, undertaken in the vicinity of the Tranche A and along the proposed export cable corridor between the 14th and 28th September 2011.
The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey. A summary of the Health and Safety performance of the survey is provided in Appendix 1.

The main aim of the survey was to assess whether C. harengus is currently using the historic spawning grounds of the Dogger Bank. In addition, the survey was aimed at providing site specific information to identify the principal pelagic species present in Tranche A and their relative abundance.

A total of 11 species were caught during the survey. Overall, sprat (Sprattus sprattus) was the most abundant species caught, and was found only in transects A, C and D. Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) was the most abundant species in transect A and B. In transect C, S. sprattus was the most prevalent species, and whiting (Merlangius merlangus) was the dominant species in transect D.

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2011, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche A and Proposed Cable Route, Pelagic Fish Characterisation Survey, GIS Data

  • Published Date: 12/09/2012

The following report details the findings of the September 2011 pelagic fish characterisation survey, undertaken in the vicinity of the Tranche A and along the proposed export cable corridor between the 14th and 28th September 2011.
The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey. A summary of the Health and Safety performance of the survey is provided in Appendix 1.

The main aim of the survey was to assess whether C. harengus is currently using the historic spawning grounds of the Dogger Bank. In addition, the survey was aimed at providing site specific information to identify the principal pelagic species present in Tranche A and their relative abundance.

A total of 11 species were caught during the survey. Overall, sprat (Sprattus sprattus) was the most abundant species caught, and was found only in transects A, C and D. Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) was the most abundant species in transect A and B. In transect C, S. sprattus was the most prevalent species, and whiting (Merlangius merlangus) was the dominant species in transect D.

This metadata relates to GIS shapefiles.

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2011, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche A and Proposed Cable Route, Adult and Juvenile Fish Characterisation Survey, Report

  • Published Date: 18/07/2012

The Tranche A Otter and Beam Trawl series details the findings of the summer 2011 adult and juvenile fish characterisation survey, undertaken in the area of Tranche A of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm and along the proposed cable route between the 17th and 27th August. Inshore juvenile fish sampling was undertaken by Precision Marine Survey Ltd (PMSL) on 17th September 2011; sampling included stations BT53, BT54 and BT55 along cable route. The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear detailed were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey. A summary of the health and safety performance of the survey is provided in Appendix 1.
The aim of the survey was to establish the abundance and composition of adult and juvenile fish species within the area of the Dogger Bank. It should be noted that P. platessa, sandeel (Ammodytidae sp.), G. morhua, M. merlangus and C. harengus have been defined as species of importance in the area.
It should be noted that all trawls at stations 53, 54 and 55 along the cable route were omitted from the otter trawl survey due to the presence of a high density of static gear in the area. The beam trawl at station 53 was abandoned during the inshore survey after the beam trawl was irreparably damaged. The beam trawls at stations 54 and 55 were included in the inshore survey undertaken by Precision Marine Surveys Ltd., as a smaller vessel was considered more appropriate to trawl the in area, due to the high density of static gear. These trawls however will be analysed as cable route stations, due to their original inclusion in the offshore survey, and their location within the cable corridor. In addition to this report are GIS shapefiles

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2011, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche A and Proposed Cable Route, Adult and Juvenile Fish Characterisation Survey, GIS Data

  • Published Date: 18/07/2012

The Tranche A Otter and Beam Trawl series details the findings of the summer 2011 adult and juvenile fish characterisation survey, undertaken in the area of Tranche A of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm and along the proposed cable route between the 17th and 27th August. Inshore juvenile fish sampling was undertaken by Precision Marine Survey Ltd (PMSL) on 17th September 2011; sampling included stations BT53, BT54 and BT55 along cable route.The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear detailed were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey. A summary of the health and safety performance of the survey is provided in Appendix 1.
The aim of the survey was to establish the abundance and composition of adult and juvenile fish species within the area of the Dogger Bank. It should be noted that P. platessa, sandeel (Ammodytidae sp.), G. morhua, M. merlangus and C. harengus have been defined as species of importance in the area.
It should be noted that all trawls at stations 53, 54 and 55 along the cable route were omitted from the otter trawl survey due to the presence of a high density of static gear in the area. The beam trawl at station 53 was abandoned during the inshore survey after the beam trawl was irreparably damaged. The beam trawls at stations 54 and 55 were included in the inshore survey undertaken by Precision Marine Surveys Ltd., as a smaller vessel was considered more appropriate to trawl the in area, due to the high density of static gear. These trawls however will be analysed as cable route stations, due to their original inclusion in the offshore survey, and their location within the cable corridor.
This metadata realtes to the GIS shapefiles

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Integrated Inshore and Offshore Fishing activities data layer in aggregate producing REC areas

  • Published Date: 15/11/2010

Author: CEFASReport number: Report_09_P116
The aim of this project was to develop a national data layer on inshore fishing activities by using the best available data sources and integrate this with the best available data for offshore fishing activities. The project also aimed to address the need to future updates of the dataset by ensuring standardisation of the data collected and development of a GIS Toolbox to reduce the expertise and time required to analyse sightings data collected by the Sea Fisheries Committees (SFCs) and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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Integrated Inshore and Offshore Fishing activities data layer in aggregate producing REC areas

  • Published Date: 15/11/2010

The aim of this project was to develop a national data layer on inshore fishing activities by using the best available data sources and integrate this with the best available data for offshore fishing activities. The project also aimed to address the need to future updates of the dataset by ensuring standardisation of the data collected and development of a GIS Toolbox to reduce the expertise and time required to analyse sightings data collected by the Sea Fisheries Committees (SFCs) and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).

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2013, Amec, Islay Offshore Wind Farm, Marine Mammals – Baseline Report

  • Published Date: 28/03/2013

In addition to the site-specific boat-based surveys undertaken at the proposed Islay site, this baseline hasbeen supported by a data-gathering exercise and extensive literature review. Additional data has been
obtained from Islay Natural History Trust, the Shark Trust?s Basking Shark Project, and the Scottish Marine
Animal Strandings Scheme, in support of the boat-based data. The report also draws on a desk-based
review of the marine mammal populations of the west coast of Scotland, produced for SSE Renewables in
2010 by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU, 2010). Extensive consultation has been undertaken with
key stakeholders and organisations in the local, regional and national areas.

This also includes BASKING SHARK accounts.

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2010 Zone 9 Celtic Array MMT Geophysical Bathymetry Environmental Survey_Chirp

  • Published Date: 26/04/2013

This investigation was conducted by Marin Mätteknik AB (MMT) for the Centrica round 3 Irish Sea – Zone 9 offshore wind farm development using M/V Franklin and M/V Triad. Included are the .sgy files collected by the sub bottom profiler (Chirp) of the shallow geology data. These files have been grouped into segments for optimal data processing. Please note after reorganisation of the segments to improve efficiency, block E was not included in the main line file names convention, only in the cross line file names convention used for sparker data.

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